Facebook Set To Launch Express Wi-Fi Hotspot In Lagos, Nigeria

The social networking giant, Facebook has partnered with one of Nigeria’s Local Internet Service Provider, CoolLink inorder to launch a program called “Express Wi-Fi” around the city of Lagos. The service was first implemented in India and Nigeria is the second country to get the hotspots.

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According to TechSuplex , the service will be launch this week, but already in operational in some part of Lagos such has Ikota Shopping Complex.

Express Wi-Fi by Facebook is a new program that lets phone owners purchase data from local internet service providers. Their data are very cheap and affordable compared to prevailing internet rates. Subscribers can get 5GB monthly for just N1,600. Or 100 MB for just N40.00 for a day.

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Users within the Express Wi-Fi coverage area will be able to browse the sites of Facebook Free basic platform for free, but other online activity will be require a fee. The available data plans on Express Wi-Fi are listed below:

Data bundle       Cost           Validity

100MB                    N40               24hrs

300MB                    N110             24hrs

750MB                    N270             7 days

2GB                         N700             7 days

3GB                         N1000          30 days

5GB                         N1600          30 days

As you can see, it is the cheapest data plans ever. Presently, their services will only be available in Lagos and will be deployed across the country in subsequent time as soon as the first phase which is centred around Lagos is completed.

If you’re within a coverage area, you can SignUp for Express Wi-Fi  for a free 14 days trial here, which gives you free 100MB daily.